Englischer Garten could take up days of your Munich holiday. Rent a bike to explore the 78 km of paths and trails; circle the lake and throw some change to the street performers (especially if they’ve busted out the accordion for classics like “Ein Prosit”). Cycle up to the art museum, Haus der Kunst, but not to look at paintings—you can see surfing here! Yes, more than 450 km from the nearest salt water, this little artificial stream has a wave big enough for the local dudes and dudettes to show off their skills. Grab a pint at one of the many biergartens and reward yourself for all that exercise you just got.
Ever wished you were so rich, your parents would build you a summer chateau just for being born? Too bad you’re not Maximilian II Emanuel, whose parents built him Nymphenburg Palace. Munich packages will still have you feeling like a million bucks as you walk the 200-hectare grounds, though. Before you leave, check out the ha-ha effect of the garden walls. No, they’re not moonlighting as stand-up comedians; it’s a landscaping effect that allows a kingly view over the fortifications.
If living like royalty isn’t just theoretical for you, the exclusive shops lining Maximilianstrasse (which is even named after a king) should be able to fill your need for a designer suit, bag, sunnies, jewellery…well, you get the idea: There’s plenty of luxury on Munich holidays. You’re not gonna buy Armani suits for your coworkers though, so head to Schwabing to pick up offbeat boutiques, bookstores and jewellers.
At Der Dallmayr, the largest deli in Europe, you can see a fountain with crayfish in it, pineapples hanging from the ceiling and coffee from Mount Kilimanjaro—plus eat and shop at the same time. Sample pralines, rare cheeses, muesli (just don’t call it granola) and of course wine! You might need an extra suitcase and one of our awesome Munich car hire options to get your load back to your hotel.
Germany holidays are legendary when it comes to nightlife, and it doesn’t need to be Oktoberfest to get your party on in Munich. Just take the S-Bahn to Ostbahnhof train station, and you’ll find you’re on the side of the tracks for 80,000 square metres of rave parties, hip-hop nights, jazz lounges and more. Not enough of a sausagefest? Area food courts serve up the “wurst” of German cuisine to revellers all night long.
Before you throw on your lederhosen (you know you have some) and pour yourself a pint, book the best Munich holiday deals on lastminute.com.au to really give yourself something to celebrate. Then practice your most important German phrase: Oins! Zwoi! Drei! G’suffa! (one, two, three, drink!).
12 Jan. - 13 Jan.
Lovely modern hotel, excellent location. Staff are lovely however hotel may be slightly understaffed and some facilities did not work as they should (eg tablet and ‘going green’ options.
12 Jan. - 13 Jan.
Right across from the main station, walking distance to central Munich and Oktoberfest.
29 Dec. - 30 Dec.
Very convenient location and very friendly professional staff. Room a bit dated.
19 Dec. - 20 Dec.
6 Jan. - 7 Jan.
1 Jan. - 2 Jan.